Charles L. Blackmar Sr.
Date of Passing:
Blackmar, Charles L.,Sr, 78, of County Road, Barrington, died peacefully on December 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous two month battle with stage four lung cancer. He was the husband of the late Rachel P. (Lemoi) Blackmar.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Alden H. and Martha C. (Carlson) Blackmar, he was a lifelong resident of Barrington.
Mr. Blackmar was an insulator for Local #31 for 33 years before retiring in 1995. He also served in the Rhode Island Air National Guard for 33 years.
Charles was a member of the Bristol Elks Club.
The Blackmar family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff on the 8th floor at Rhode Island Hospital and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island for the care they provided for Charles.
He is survived by four sons, Brian C. Blackmar and his wife Lori of Barrington, Dean A. Blackmar of Barrington, C. Leonard Blackmar and his wife Pam of Swansea, MA and Michael A. Blackmar and his companion, Christine Legault of Riverside; five grandchildren and three great-granchildren. He was the brother of the late Alden “Skip” Blackmar and Sandra Rossi.
His funeral service will be held on Friday December 28, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Warren.
Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Charles memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886 would be deeply appreciated.